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Hawks receive at-large berth in national basketball tournament

March 12, 2013

No Region V title? No problem.

Despite falling in the finals of the Region V men's basketball tournament this past weekend, the Howard College Hawks received an at-large bid to compete in the upcoming National Junior College Athletic Association national championship tournament.

Howard (28-5) is seeded 13th in the 24-team field and will begin play at 2 p.m. Monday against 20th-seeded East Mississippi (20-7). All tournament games will be at Hutchinson, Kan.

Fire totals are down as spring nears

March 12, 2013

Local fire officials say the number of wildfires this year has been down compared to years past, and with spring just around the corner, the Crossroads area could enjoy a rather peaceful season to come.

“It's actually pretty surprising,” Howard County Volunteer Fire Chief Tommy Sullivan said. “Last year at this time, was a pretty slow year for us. However, this year we're seeing even fewer fires. The average right now is about one wildfire per week, which is pretty amazing.”

Police/Sheriff/EMS 3-12

March 12, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• ELLAINE DAVIDSON GRIFFIN, 50, of Lubbock, Texas, was arrested Monday on five warrants from other agencies and a charge of shoplifting – more than $50 and less than $500.
• JONATHAN MICHAEL RICHARDSON, 22, of 1707 Donley, was arrested Monday on a warrant for theft by check – more than $20 and less than $500.
• KODY CHANCE JACKSON, 27, of 3217 Fenn, was arrested Monday on a warrant for possession of a controlled substance.

Julia C. Bolton

March 12, 2013

Julia C. Bolton, 84, of Big Spring, formerly of Abilene went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at her residence. No services are being held at this time.

Julia was born March 23, 1928, in George West, Texas, to Alfonso and Ynocencia (Martinez) Charles.

Julia had just moved to Big Spring from Abilene. She also had lived in Lamesa. She was a homemaker.

Constance Charline (Trent) Pope

March 12, 2013

Constance Charline (Trent) Pope of Goldthwaite, Texas, passed into the hands of the Lord on March 10, 2013. She was 92 years of age.

Connie was born June 3, 1920, in El Paso, Texas, to Howard Bryan and Charline (Burks) Trent. Connie graduated Goldthwaite High in 1937, then attended Hockaday in Dallas, from which she graduated in 1939. Following that, she attended SMU, graduating with a double major in music and Spanish in 1941.

Don Terrance Williams

March 12, 2013

Don Terrance Williams, 80, of San Angelo, formerly of Big Spring died Monday, March 11, 2013, in a San Angelo hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Oscar Canales Jr.

March 12, 2013

Oscar Canales Jr., 34, of Laredo, formerly of Big Spring died Sunday, March 10, 2013, in Laredo. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com

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